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The Intrigue

In his 1988 textbook “Fractals Everywhere”, Michael Barnsley, a British mathematician, and researcher introduced an algorithm for generating fractals through a procedure which he called the chaos game.

I initially came across this algorithm on Reddit where a video about it was posted. It had a ton of upvotes and awards, so I was intrigued. After I finished watching it, I was very skeptical about what I had just seen, so I had decided to test it out for myself. These are my findings and results, as I conclude my research impressed and in awe.

Getting Started

Let’s start experimenting by first…


A hand scratching the Facebook logo on a smartphone using touch-sensitive pen
A hand scratching the Facebook logo on a smartphone using touch-sensitive pen
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It’s not me, it’s you

This March will mark a 2 year anniversary since I’ve ended my toxic relationship with Facebook. It was getting very one-sided by the end of it — Facebook was profiting on all the information it could gather on me while I was drowning in misinformation, cringey posts, false-positive outlook on other people’s lives, and meaningless memes. It was neither good for my overall mood and I was spending way too much time on it.

Granted, not all of these problems went completely away after I deleted Facebook. The internet keeps exposing us to a ton of information from all sides…

Ziga Besal

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